Selvaraj Kaliaperumal

Selvaraj Kaliaperumal

Catalysis Division

About Me

Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, born and raised till schooling at Thiruvarur, a historical town located at central east Tamilnadu State, is currently a research scientist at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory. He was mentored by Prof. S. Chidambaram (during graduation) at Thiru. Vi. Ka. Govt. Arts College, Thiruvarur, by Prof. T. Balakrishnan (during post-graduation) at the University Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Madras University, Guindy Campus. After qualifying the CSIR Junior Research Fellowship, he joined the CSIR National Chemical Laboratory and obtained his Ph.D in Chemistry under the mentoring of Dr Paul Ratnasamy initially and later by Dr. A. V. Ramaswamy at the National Chemical Laboratory in 2000. His Ph.D research was on Materials Science of silicates. He was offered a faculty position at the University Department of Chemistry, Pune University where he taught Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Instrumental Methods and Spectroscopy to post-graduates. He visited the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

He was earlier a visiting researcher to ICG, a CNRS laboratory at Montpellier, France between 2006 to 2008 under the ANR research funding. His program focused on customizing bio-inorganic hybrid based nano drug carrier for nanomedicine.

Selvaraj joined as a scientist at the National Chemical Laboratory at Pune in 2002. He is currently a Principal Scientist and leading the research group, Nano and Computational Materials Lab (NCMLAB) in Catalysis Division. He is also the Scientist Incharge of the Central Microscopy Facility at CSIR - NCL.

He works on developing sustainable and effective solutions to the globally influencing energy, environmental and nanomedical issues. Other than experimental/synthetic approaches, he also uses computational approaches (Density Functional Theory) to understand the structure-property correlations. His group, NCMLAB is active on rational design of nanomaterials to develop sustainable technologies for various applications including heterogeneous, electrocatalysis, drug delivery systems, clean power production and storage and electronic ceramics. NCMLAB's research is vibrant from fundamental science to translational technologies due to active contributions by highly motivated young researchers including Junior and Senior Research Fellows, post-doctoral fellows, Project assistants and associates and PG project students.

Current high priority programs of NCMLAB includes (i) Developing technologies for clean and sustainable energy (ii) Developing 2D and 3D carbon materials for novel functional materials energy and environment and (iiI) multifunctional nanosystems for biomedical applications and health such as medical diagnostics, targeted drug delivery, chemotherapy, photothermally controlled drug release and hyperthermia. These are largely supported by funds from CSIR through schemes such as EMPOWER, FTT and SERB DST etc.,

Professional Experience

 2000-2002 – Faculty, Chem. Dept. University of Pune
 2002- date – Scientist, Catalysis Division, NCL, Pune
 2007-2008 – Visiting Researcher, CNRS, France

Selected Publications

  • Zinoy Manappadan, Shubham Kumar, Krati Joshi, Thillai Govindaraja, Sailaja Krishnamurty And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Unravelling the distinct surface interactions of modified graphene nanostructures with methylene blue dye through experimental and computational approaches, Journal of Hazardous Materials., , (2020),
  • Suman Jhajharia And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Exploring battery type ZnO/ZnFe2O4 spheres-3D graphene electrode for supercapacitor: Advantage of yolk-shell over solid structure, ChemElectroChem., , (2019),
  • Pragnya paramita Samal, Krati Joshi, Selvaraj Kaliaperumal And Sailaja Krishnamurty, Probing the catalytic activity of pristine and doped Pd and Ni metal clusters towards H2O molecule, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry., , (2019),
  • Prasad, Rajendra; Yadav, Amit; Gorain , Mahadeo; Chauhan, Deepak; Kundu, Gopal; Srivastava, Rohit; Selvaraj And Kaliaperumal*, Graphene Oxide Supported Liposomes as Red Emissive Theranostics for Phototriggered Tissue Visualization and Tumor Regression, ACS Appl. Bio. Mater., , (2019),
  • Rajendra Prasad, Sachin Agawane, Deepak Chauhan, Rohit Srivatsava And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj*, In Vivo Examination of Folic Acid-Conjugated Gold-Silica Nanohybrids as Contrast Agents for Localized Tumor Diagnosis and Biodistribution, Bioconjugate Chemistry., , (2018),
  • Deepak Kumar, Thillai Govindaraja Senthamarai Kannan, Sailaja Krishnamurty, Kaliaperumal Selvaraj And Sourav Pal, Dissociative Chemisorption of Hydrogen Molecule on Defective Graphene Supported Aluminium Clusters: A Computational Study, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics., , (2018), DOI:10.1039/C8CP05711G.
  • Deepak S. Chauhan, Rajendra Prasad, Janhavi Devrukhkar, Kaliaperumal Selvaraj And * Rohit Srivastava*, Disintegrable NIR Light Triggered Gold Nanorods Supported Liposomal Nanohybrids for Cancer Theranostics, Bioconjugate Chemistry., 19, 29, (5), 1510 - 1518 (2018), DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00801.
  • , Nanoscale., , (2016), DOI:10.1039/c5nr06756a.
  • , Nanoscale., , (2015), DOI:10.1039/C5NR05715A.
  • , Molecular Simulations., , (2015), DOI:10.1080/08927022.2015.1067368.
  • , Applied Surface Science., , (2014), DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.09.042.
  • , Micro & Nano Letters., , (2012), DOI:10.1049/mnl.2011.0498.
  • , Journal of American Chemical Society., , (2011), DOI:10.1021/ja201002r.
  • , Microporous & Mesoporous Materials., , (2010), DOI:10.1016/j.micromeso.2010.06.014.

Research Interest

  • Materials Chemistry including Nanomaterials

Contact Details

Nano and Computational Materials Lab, Catalysis Division
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune - 411 008, INDIA
Phone (Off) : +91-20-25 90 22 62
Fax (Off) : +91-20-25 90 26 33